Area 29 - Fraser River Salmon Limits

Map: Fraser River Tidal Limits

The tidal portion of the Fraser River includes:

  • Fraser River downstream of the CPR bridge at Mission to a line drawn from a fishing boundary sign near the entrance to Canoe Passage
  • then to a fishing boundary sign on Westham Island
  • then following the westerly shoreline of Westham Island and Reifel Island to Pelly Point on Reifel Island
  • then to Garry Point on Lulu Island
  • then following the westerly shoreline of that island to the most northwesterly point of Lulu Island
  • then to the most southwesterly point of Sea Island
  • then following the westerly shoreline of that island to the Iona Island Road Causeway
  • then following that causeway and continuing in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the north shore of Iona Island
  • then in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the mainland.
  • It also includes those waters of the Pitt River downstream of the CPR Bridge.

It is prohibited to use more than one line when sport fishing in the tidal waters of the Fraser River. While only one line per angler may be used, gear designed to catch a maximum of two fish at one time (bar rig) is permitted in this area, provided that two single barbless hooks are being used.

Salmon Limits, Openings & Closures

  • Combined daily limit for all salmon species from all waters: 4
  • Coastwide daily limit for chinook: 2
  • From January 1 to July 15 there is no fishing for salmon
Salmon Limits, Openings & Closures for the tidal portion of the Fraser River.
Species Subarea Min Size Daily Limit Possession Limit Annual Limit Season Gear
Pink   30 cm 4 8 N/A July 16 - Dec. 31, 2014 Barbless hook and line
Chum   30 cm 4 8 N/A July 16 - Dec. 31, 2014 Barbless hook and line
Chinook 30 cm See below See below 15 See below Barbless hook and line
Coho   30 cm See below See below N/A See below Barbless hook and line
Sockeye   30 cm See below See below N/A See below Barbless hook and line
  • Chinook:
    • Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014: daily limit of 4 chinook salmon, wild or hatchery marked, only one may be greater than 62 cm.
    • FN0598 2014-07-09

    • September 2 - October 3, 2014: bait ban in effect.
  • Coho:
    • Subareas 29-6 to 29-10 (off the mouth of Fraser River): 2 hatchery-marked coho per day until Dec 31, 2014.

    • Tidal waters of the Fraser River:
      • September 2 - October 3, 2014: no fishing for coho.
      • September 2 - October 3, 2014: bait ban in effect.
      • October 4 - December 31, 2014: 2 hatchery-marked coho.
  • Sockeye
  • August 3, 2014 until further notice: daily limit of 4 sockeye in those waters open to salmon fishing in:

    • Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9, 29-10 and 29-11 to 29-17 (Mouth of Fraser River upstream to Mission).
      Note: no sockeye retention in waters of the Fraser River in Region 2 (non-tidal Fraser River).
      Note: no sockeye retention in Subarea 29-8 (Boundary Bay).

    FN0721 2014-07-30

    • September 2 - October 3, 2014: bait ban in effect.